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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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Mardi Gras Cocktails

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, the last day of Carnival—better known as Mardi Gras here in the States—and it's the perfect day for mishief-making. K&L's Mike Barber has whipped up some cocktail recipes to get your celebrating off to a spirited start. The Shotgun 2oz. Bulleit Bourbon 1/2oz. sweet vermouth dash of orange bitters Stir in ice. Strain into glass (Mike likes to add a couple of maraschino cherries). IMPORTANT- substitute Glenrothes reserve for Bulleit bourbon to bring down the sweetness. The Milagro Flower 2oz. Milagro silver tequila 2oz. lime juice 1/2 oz. Elderflower Liquer (a little goes a long way) Shake with ice, strain into glass, serve with chips and salsa. San Francisco Highball People are always amazed at how good this simple drink tastes No. 209 Gin or Anchor Junipero Gin Ginger ale Half a fresh lime Fill your glass with ice. Pour the glass half full with gin and top the rest of the way with ginger ale and a squeeze of lime. Stir and enjoy! 209 Volcano Shot Use a tall shot glass Chambord Amaretto Bailey's Irish Cream 209 Gin Fill your shot glass 1/4 Chambord. Then SLOWLY, using a spoon, fill 1/4 Amaretto. Again SLOWLY, using a spoon, fill 1/4 with Bailey's. All these ingredients should stack on each other and form visible layers in the glass. Finish the shot off by slowly pouring some on the top. This layer will be smokey and sit on the Bailey's. You may substitute flavored vodka for the gin if you wish. Shoot it!

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